View Full Version : Need an authentic fish batter recipe

18-12-2011, 02:23 AM
The beer thread made me think of beer batter, and then I wanted to know if any of you fish'n chips chaps have a good batter recipe? Doesn't have to contain beer actually, but I'm looking for some good recipes to try. Also what fish to use? I generally have Flounder, Talapia, Swai, and Pollock on hand (or when it's on sale).

edit: also is there a wildly popular instant mix brand that everyone uses instead? Much like in the states many use a mix for pancakes rather then take the time to make their own.

18-12-2011, 04:26 AM
Much like in the states many use a mix for pancakes rather then take the time to make their own.



18-12-2011, 08:27 AM
I know right. Yet people buy hamburger helper too for some reason. It's inexplicable to someone who enjoys cooking.

18-12-2011, 02:29 PM
Dunno how popular they are over in the USA, but the main fish for battering here are cod, haddock, and plaice. Cod is expensive and being fished to death so I tend to avoid that and go for haddock, which tastes nicer anyway (not every chippie sells plaice). I haven't had battered pollock before but I expect it would be good as well.

President Weasel
18-12-2011, 03:08 PM
Pancake batter is eggs, flour, milk, stir briskly, cook. It's not rocket surgery. For shame, America, for shame.

As for beer batter - there's a rhyme (http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/tv/come-rhyme-with-me--how-to-cook-fish-and-chips-14477274.html)!

Alex Bakke
18-12-2011, 04:17 PM
Pollock is essentially just cod. Texture and taste wise, at least.

18-12-2011, 05:50 PM
I dated a girl whose parents were both huge foodies and her brother was studying at the Culinary Institute of America (which is a good place to be studying food stuff). They made some of the best food I have ever had. They also made pancakes from a mix. I have no explanation.

18-12-2011, 11:57 PM
... for beer batter - there's a rhyme (http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/tv/come-rhyme-with-me--how-to-cook-fish-and-chips-14477274.html)!

Wow. My jaw agape watching that - all this time it was just 2 ingredients? an ale and some flour?


I can't even begin to say how many complex variations on a tempura or a corn starch/flour/baking soda + spices sort of thing I've tried. It seems too simple lol. Will try it ASAP.

30-01-2012, 10:01 AM
Wow! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I love cooking and new recipes are delightful on my part especially fish recipes. My love to cooking is can't be repaid of any payday loan and the enthusiasm to serve my family with healthy and delicious dishes are top of my priorities.